Hold Up, Wait A Minute—Let Me Put Some Dancehall In It

Is this the same Dr. Dre from N.W.A who swore “I don’t smoke weed or sess” on “Express Yourself”?!! Cause ever since 1992 the man has been reppin that Chronic real hard. And if you thought Detox was about cleaning up his act, think again.

Just looking at the cover of Dr. Dre’s earth-shaking new single “Kush”…

It looks like Dre (or somebody in the Interscope Records design department) has been inspired by Bob Marley album art, particularly the famous limited-edition “Zippo” cover of The Wailers Island Records debut Catch A Fire:

Come to think of it, I always thought I heard a little raggamuffin style in Snoop Doggy Dogg, especially in the Day The N—-z Took Over. This was long before he called himself “Bob Marley reincarnated.” And now on this fresh-cut “Kush” refix, we get to hear Snoop and Dre riding one of those unmistakable undeniable bullet-proof Dr. Dre beats alongside an actual reggae artist….

And not just any reggae artist, mind you, but none other than the Bermuda Bad Boy himself, Mr. Collie Buddz. He’s blind to you haters. Is he the dancehall Eminem? (Or was that Dominic?) Whatever he is, he sure ain’t Ras Trent. But don’t take my work for it. Run that…

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Big up Johnny Wonder every time…